Persian Cress Ornamental
Cress, commonly called Persian Cress or Ornamental Cress is a trendy filler green among floral artists and they keep it in regular demand. This easy to grow filler foliage grows upright, sturdy branches decorated with tiny, silvery seed pods by the thousands. Persian cress grows faster than the wrinkled version which is also used as a cut flower greens filler. Interestingly, the leaves of this variety are edible and have a mild pepper flavor that pairs well in salads. This plant prefers full sun, well drained soil and grows in excess of 36" inches. Although typically grown for cut flower production, this plant is a welcome addition of textural interest to add a pop of green as a backdrop to garden beds.